Many meat-lovers dream about one very simple pleasure: the perfect bite of a premium, juicy steak cooked exactly to their preference (most likely medium rare). That dream's realized at Select Cut, where carnivores can delight in just their kind of culinary carnival.
Vegetarians and particularly picky eaters should not entertain the idea that they will find something to order; the simple menu specializes in beef, pork, chicken and seafood, be it in the form of steak, burger or kabob. You could order a wimpy house salad, but, clearly, no one comes to this Lakeview locale for greens.
A rather quaint, quiet place, this establishment proves an ideal spot for a relaxed dinner date. While the main room houses the bar and airs the sporting event of the moment, ask to sit in the larger adjoining dining area. The maroon and creme colors, light brick walls and displayed wine selections give the room a European pastoral vibe, as if you're enjoying a meal in a French country house.
As this is a steak house, expect to spend a fair chunk of change, especially if you indulge in the wine selection. The 14-ounce New York strip costs $20.95, while the swordfish, served broiled or Cajun style, prices at $19.95. If you're looking to spend a little less, steak sandwiches and burgers will only set you back $8. Red and white wines average $25 a bottle. Choose from the day's dessert selections to sweeten your visit to this serene escape.
Average cost: $21-$30
Centerstage Reviewer: Paige Gray